Sunday, 29 May 2011

Birthday Girl

If there's something which is going to ruin a birthday, it's having finals looming just ahead.

Yesterday was my birthday, and instead of waking up with a bit of a headache after a night enjoying myself, I was in bed by midnight. I've woken up with a huge sense of panic instead. I didn't do ANY work yesterday and my OSCE is on Thursday.

Until now I've been calm about OCSE. I've had the view that as long as I turned up during the year I'd be fine. I know how to examine, I know how to take histories and I can do most skills (just about...). I always said the only think that buggered people up was nerves and panic. Now I have nerves and panic.

I'm also really worried about our prescribing stations. The nice thing about them is that they don't have an examiner, but there's so much to remember to prescribe.

My OSCE is 21 stations long and each station is 7.5 minutes. This makes the whole thing like some kind of marathon. I'll probably die of exhaustion before I get to the end.

On a lighter note today I'm going to Ping Pong for FREE dim sum. They have an offer that if you turn up in your PJs with a teddy you get a free meal and a free cocktail. Hurrah!!

Lily xXx


Anonymous said...

happoy b day

thedistractedmedic said...

I just came across your blog today - I'm in my penultimate year of medical school and have suddenly discovered a newfound admiration for all final years, so I have to say, GOOD LUCK!!! And I'll be visiting your blog again, I like how it's so honest. You know, despite being a figment of my imagination! :)

thedistractedmedic said...

And belated happy birthday!